Got to the lake at 0845 after gas and coffee, rigged up my fly rod with a new 5X leader (9 ft), but no tippet. Put on my vest and tied on a size 10 (thought I'd better throw that in) Tungsten Bead Head Thinmint directly to the leader. I worked the area to the left of the buoy's up and down 4 times and nary a run, hit, or Crappie. The wind was blowing enough that I couldn't see into the water even with polarized glasses so sight fishing was out of the question. After an hour and a half, my back was telling me to SIT.
After that little workout, I plopped my butt on my chair pad and put the other rod out with chartreuse Power Bait. Quiet, nothing, reeled in and put out Power Bait with a little Pro-Cure sweet corn. Reeled in the other rod and put out chartreuse with a sweet corn. Still nothing, so I reeled in one rod and put fresh rainbow Power Bait and a little Sweet Corn and tossed it out down the buoy line to about the third buoy. Wasn't but a couple of minutes and I hooked the one below.
Before I landed it, I asked the nice people next to me if they wanted it. A yes or no answer would produce a different effect. A no and I would have cut the line and let it go. A yes and I get a photo and weight. They opted for yes and you can see from the photo, 4 lbs 15oz. on the handy dandy Berkeley Digital Scale. They'll be having trout for dinner tonight.
|4lbs. 15 oz|
Maybe early next week I'll take another shot at the spillway with my fly rod and see if I can find that elusive fish. Stay tuned.